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What We Believe

First Brethren Church is a family of believers in Jesus committed to loving God and one another, obeying the teaching of God’s Word, and proclaiming the salvation that comes through Jesus Christ to our community. We are God’s family seeking God’s glory! Looking for a church family? We hope you’ll get to know ours!

What We Believe

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God and inerrant in the original writings. We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that lost and sinful man must be saved, and that man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. We believe in and practice the holy ordinance of water baptism, which signifies the believer's death, burial, and resurrection into new life with Christ Jesus, and the regular celebration of Holy Communion as commanded by our Lord.

We believe in the present ministry and baptism of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life. We believe in the future resurrection of all people, a resurrection to eternal life for those who trust Christ, and a resurrection to eternal judgment for those who reject God's grace.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and that God's purpose for the Church is to take news of God's offer of eternal life into our surrounding community.


First Brethren Church of New Paris is affiliated with The Brethren Church, a Christian movement that began over 300 years ago. The early Brethren were committed to complete obedience to New Testament teaching and a greater expression of faith through Christ’s body, the Church. To learn more about The Brethren Church, visit